I’m not too sure about how many of the PiercingMetal Musings blog readers are fans of Reality Television shows but there just might be a few of you out there and based on one of the participants on the “Big Brother” program this season I am posting a blurb blog note for you all to be aware of. It seems that the popular CBS television show is getting a dose of Metal this coming season by bringing Miss Jennifer Arroyo into the house. This will be the second “Metal Person” to compete with the first being Adam Poch who while I do not know personally, does know many of my Metal circle people. To my knowledge Jennifer will be the first musician of note to play.
Artist: Seventh Void
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Suicide City, Acey Slade, Pui, The Party Death
Label: Big Vin Records
I think that that it was still summer when I last attended one of the Cirque du Rock events over at the Highline Ballroom and here we were again at their event entitled “Hypothermia”. It was the perfect name for the show when one considers how the city had just been hit by a reasonably powerful blizzard. There was about a foot of snow piled up in the city and thanks to the snow plows people were able to get out and do some rocking at the venue with all the talented people that were involved tonight. This was a loaded menu to say the least and it would once again feature CDR acts and these would come between a seemingly endless roster of bands that would be playing their Metal and Punk Rock hearts out. Delivering the musical goods tonight would be Seventh Void, the crushing Heavy Metal band that features Johnny and Kenny from Type-O-Negative, Suicide City, Acey Slade and the Dark Party, Pui and The Party Death. That’s one hell of a lineup and the evening would also be slightly historic for it was reported earlier in the week that tonight’s show would be the final Suicide City performance ever. Our musical program would start off with The Party Death and while the doors for the show opened at 7pm, the event would not be rolling along until after 8pm. Here is how everything went for those who sadly missed out.
Continue reading Seventh Void & Suicide City @ Highline Ballroom (2/11/2010)
Artist: Suicide City
Venue: Brooklyn Music Terminal (Brooklyn, NY)
It is not my practice to cover unsigned bands in the Concerts section as it is now how we have been set up as a journalistic medium. However this case would spark a little necessary change to the rule book when I discovered that Suicide City was comprised of members of popular signed acts. The lineup of the group features Billy Graziadei (BioHazard) and Jennifer Arroyo (former Kittie). Based on them I knew it was going to be an interesting night. This would also be the first time that I was to attend a show at the Brooklyn Music Terminal, or BMT for short. This newly opened club is located in the space that was formerly occupied by the legendary Rock Capitol L’Amour. According to the owners, the goal is to continue along the same lines and bring quality acts to Brooklyn and increase the visibility of Heavy Metal music in the area once again. For those that remember L’Amour, this club is in the rear section of the original club (as it had split in two to maximize the metal effect on the listener). The capacity is about 700 and that’s great for a popular group can perform and easily sell out the night. The PA sounded good and I felt it must be new. I did not focus on the lighting work but note that a good PA and soundman are a smart move and go part in parcel. I hope this will be a consistent find for me at future events. Their opening is a welcome site as it also gives me a new place to cover shows and bring you the news about what is happening.
Continue reading Suicide City @ Brooklyn Music Terminal (8/19/2005)